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Blackstone Heritage Corridor

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January 2022

Work/Life Winter Series: Discussion on Work

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Join us for three virtual talks this winter on how people have worked, rested, and played in the Blackstone River Valley. Together with historians, artists, and craftspeople, we’ll explore the struggle for a balanced life.   During this first discussion, we’ll explore what it’s like to work in a restored mill building. We will start with a brief, ranger-led history of Slater Mill. Participants will then get an insiders’ view of Hope Artiste Village from the Outsider Collective and Anastasia…

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February 2022

Work/Life Winter Series: Discussion on Rest

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This winter, we invite you to join us for virtual conversations on how people have worked, rested, and played in the Blackstone River Valley. Together with historians, artists, and craftspeople, we’ll explore the struggle for a balanced life.   During the past two years, a staggering number of people have left their jobs in the midst of a global pandemic. Millions of workers have also reported unprecedented levels of burnout.  With this in mind, what can histories of workplace injuries…

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Work/Life Winter Series: Discussion on Play

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

During this virtual talk, we invite you to consider how you spend your free time and to learn about the history of the pursuit for fun along with us. People in various labor movements in the United States have not just fought for better conditions at work; they have also fought for more time away from work. In this third and final winter program, rangers will offer a short history of Slater Mill, tracing its evolution from industrial workplace to…

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